Supplies For HCWs Stuck In Sierra Leone Port, As Country Records 121 Ebola Deaths In One Day
News outlets report on the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, where hospital supplies are stuck in port and the country reports a record number of Ebola deaths in one day.
New York Times: Ebola Help for Sierra Leone Is Nearby, but Delayed on the Docks
“It has been sitting idly on the docks for nearly two months: a shipping container packed with protective gowns, gloves, stretchers, mattresses, and other medical supplies needed to help fight Sierra Leone’s exploding Ebola epidemic. … In many ways, the delay reflects what some in the growing ranks of international officials pouring into this nation to fight Ebola describe as a chaotic, disorganized government response to the epidemic…” (Nossiter, 10/5).
Reuters: Sierra Leone records 121 Ebola deaths in a single day
“Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the single deadliest days since the disease appeared in the West African country more than four months ago, government health statistics showed on Sunday…” (Fofana/Bavier, 10/5)
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